The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia Power has agreed to buy more power from solar-equipped homes and businesses as part of its plan to boost the amount of solar power it sells, the utility told regulators Thursday.
At the urging of state solar industry groups, the Georgia Public Service Commission staff had recommended the change in the utility’s plan, saying more Georgians will invest in solar panels if they can sell some of the power to the utility.
Georgia Power appeared before the PSC to respond to the request. The utility plans to increase the amount of solar power it distributes to customers by 10 times the current amount, buying the renewable fuel mostly from large solar farms.